I woke up ready to tackle this day! I got another night of solid sleep & I’m super grateful for it!
I decided to get my workout in early and headed to the gym around 7am.
I spent 15 minutes foam rolling, stretching and doing general mobility work before a strength workout.
Today’s workout is a challenging one, but certainly not a burner.
Overhead Squat – Build to a Heavy Single
Snatch Balance – Build to a Heavy Single
Squat Snatch – Build to a Heavy Single
These are not my strongest lifts by any stretch of the imagination.
Deadlift, back squat & front squat? I’m your girl, all day long.
Overhead squat? Squat snatch? Helllllp! I’m still working on the mechanics of the movements.
I took my time, focused on my breathing, speed & form and didn’t worry as much about going heavy.
I left feeling like I had made serious improvements. That makes me happy!
It’s super normal to doubt yourself in a workout (and outside the gym as well). Maybe there’s a move that you feel apprehensive about. Maybe you dread burpees or pull-ups. Maybe you think you’ll never get your first double under or even make it through your first workout at a new gym.
I get that.
I felt a lot of doubt about adding weight every.single.time during the squat snatch portion of this workout.
But when I feel or hear that voice of doubt, I’ll ask myself, “what’s the smallest next step?”
Put the weight on the bar. I can do that.
Fear. Doubt. Can I make the lift?
What’s the smallest next step?
Approach the bar and get in my first position.
Okay, that I can do.
But can I pull it? Will I fail the rep?
What’s the smallest next step?
Big full in-breath, tighten that core.
In the gym or out of the gym, talk yourself out of fear & doubt by identifying & taking only the smallest next step.
It reminds me of a quote I posted on Instagram this morning…
Give no power to your doubt.
On the food front:
I don’t know what I’m in the mood for today. I’ll tell you what though: drinking more water is doing me a world of good! I’ve noticed a serious difference in my skin!
Around 1pm (earlier than normal since my workout was earlier today) I mixed up a can of salmon with a tbsp of Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo & some salt. Yup, it’s simple but I was in the middle of a project and wanted to eat something before my dental appointment.
I love fresh salmon filets but I use canned salmon for fast meals and/or salmon cakes. I do make sure it’s wild caught and I prefer brands with skin & bone included for the added vitamins & minerals. Don’t worry, if you mash it with a fork the bones dissolve completely.
For those of you who are wondering about the size of the can, it’s the same size as a can of tuna. You can buy larger cans, but today’s meal was a small can.
After my dental appointment I ran over to Chipotle to get a salad for dinner. Here’s what I ordered:
- Salad to go
- No rice
- No beans
- Fajita veggies (peppers & onions)
- Pico & guac
After I finished the salad I had a handful of cashews simply because they sounded good & I wanted them. 🙂
I hope you guys have a great day! Remember – don’t doubt your power! It gives power to your doubts!